Lacrosse Equipment Requirements
Boys required equipment:
Girls required equipment:
Girls Lacrosse stick
Goggles (for Lacrosse)
**Helmets are a new optional item for girls lacrosse. The helmet must be labeled as a girls lacrosse helmet. Boys helmets are not allowed in girls lacrosse. Check the Cascade website for details and information http://www.cascadelacrosse.com/
WHERE TO FIND EQUIPMENT:
Almost all equipment supplied for our players is purchased online through Lacrosse outlets. In Walton and Okaloosa counties, there are currently no stores who provide equipment. Below are some outlets and why we like to order from them:
Sport Stop does not charge for shipping over $49, and they do not charge a sales tax. Their equipment is fairly priced, and you can always find good equipment in stock. Most orders ship out the next day with a typical 3 to 5 day delivery. We have never had a bad experience with Sport Stop!
Fair prices, and they carry a lot of extra items you cannot find on the Sport Stop website.
Flax Pros is a local Destin company and they specialize in sticks and mesh. Most players in Okaloosa county and Walton County are using Flax Pros products. Brent MacDonald is the sole owner of this company and he specializes in strining and mesh products. Brent takes pride in his work and sells a fantastic product.
The single most important component of a Lacrosse stick is a well strung set of mesh. Please visit the FlaxPros website for more information.
Here are some other outlets used by 30A Lacrosse players and parents:
Q: How old do I have to be to play Lacrosse?
A: Kids in 1st grade through High School are welcome at 30A Lacrosse and all organizations across the United States.
Q: What High Schools in the area offer Lacrosse as a Varsity Sport?
A: In Walton County, both South Walton and Seacoast Collegiate offer Lacrosse. As of today, there are no schools in Okaloosa county or Bay county that offer Lacrosse at the High School level. Other schools in the Panhandle offering Lacrosse are: Milton High School, Gulf Breeze High School, Pensacola High School, Pensacola Catholic High School, West Florida Tech, Booker T. Washington High School, and Escambia High School.
Q: Are you allowed to hit in Lacrosse?
A: Yes, you can hit in boys Lacrosse. Girls Lacrosse is a bit different and no hitting is allowed.
Lacrosse is a physical sport, but it is not a collision sport like football. Players are not allowed to lower their shoulder and hit another player. Stick checking is legal, as long as it is not a one handed stick check. Body to body contact and pushing is also allowed as long as it is not in the back of the opposing player. Make no mistake, Lacrosse is a physical sport.
Q: When is Lacrosse played?
A: Lacrosse is traditionally a spring sport, and our recreation season starts in February and will last until late April. There are opportunities to play Lacrosse tournaments and attend camps over the summer months. In the fall, we rest from August through September. In October, we always play a short 5 or 6 week “Fall Ball” season culminating in a 7 v 7 tournament in Destin.
Q: How can I learn more about Lacrosse?
A: YouTube has some great Lacrosse videos, as does the US Lacrosse website. Go to YouTube and US Lacrosse to look up some great videos about the game.
Q: How do I register?
A: Go back to our Home Page and click the Registration button! Make sure you register for the proper team.